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The Adams Women

The Adams Women

Abigail and Louisa Adams, Their Sisters and Daughters

Paul C. Nagel

ISBN 9780674004108

Publication date: 04/15/1999

From his vast storehouse of knowledge about the Adams family. Nagelpulls out the feminine threads of that tapestry to write all about the Adams women, from Abigail to daughter Nabby, from Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of John Quincy, to Clover Adams, wife of Henry, with others making more than cameo appearances. They all lived exceptional, if not extraordinary, lives, in different ways.


  • What a splendid, moving book!...No one who reads this chronicle of the remarkable Adams women will forget them, or look upon their time in quite the same way again.

    —David McCullough


  • Paul C. Nagel is former Director of the Virginia Historical Society, a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a cultural laureate of Virginia, and a contributing editor of American Heritage.

Book Details

  • 324 pages
  • 5-5/16 x 8 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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